Eliezer Kaplan, 1891-1952

Belarus-born Kaplan was an active Socialist Zionist before immigrating to Palestine in 1919. He served as the treasurer of the Jewish Agency and a member of the Zionist Executive and was part of the Histadrut and the Tel Aviv Municipal Council. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was the finance minister in Israel’s first government.

Photo: National Photo Collection of Israel